The three main methods that are used to achieve a pale complexion involve protecting the skin from the sun, using cosmetics to lighten the complexion, and using topical products that lighten the color of the skin. It is important to note that while there are a number of products on the market that can be used to lighten, whiten, or bleach the skin, not all of these are entirely safe. Using such products can, in some cases, lead to problems affecting the skin and other organs. The safest ways to achieve a pale complexion involve protecting the skin from the sun and using cosmetics to give the skin a lighter, more luminous look.
Protecting the skin from the sun is a great way to make sure that the skin does not darken in tone. Over time, this practice can lead to a lighter complexion as the skin will not tan and is less likely to develop freckles and age spots. Protecting the skin from the sun does not mean avoiding the sun altogether. Rather, protect the skin by using topical creams and lotions that are formulated with a sun protection factor (SPF). The skin can also be protected with clothing, so wear long sleeves and pants when possible, especially when venturing out on a sunny day.
A pale complexion can also be protected and enhanced by wearing hats with wide brims and sun glasses. Sunglasses only protect the skin around the eyes, but a hat with a wide brim can protect the face, neck, and shoulders. Some people wear hats and sunglasses even on overcast days in order to protect their skin.
In addition to protecting a pale complexion with clothing, accessories, and topical products with SPF, a lighter tone can be created with cosmetics. There are a number of kinds of cosmetics that are meant to make the skin look lighter and more luminous. In many cases these products are formulated with a reflective material such as mica flakes that cause the skin to look lighter. Foundation, concealer, powder, and accent products such as eyeshadow can all be used to create to look of a pale complexion.